Toshiba’s Second Tablet Offering Not Arriving Till End of Summer

May 11, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Toshiba fans who have been expecting to lay their hands on the successor to the Folio 100 slate are in for some major disappointment. If you would remember, the Android 2.2 Froyo-powered Folio 100 slate was welcomed with much enthusiasm when it was rolled out some time last year. Toshiba was supposed to roll out a successor as a follow up to that device.

An announcement made by the Japanese company in the US last year had almost confirmed that the new tablet was due.

The latest we just stumbled upon is news that the second Android tablet has been kept on hold – at least till the end of Summer.

The new tablet from Toshiba was expected to come with a 10-inch display and was scheduled for a UK release during the second quarter.

When we last heard, Toshiba’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet was being readied with a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 capacitive touchscreen, an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and front and rear cams.

Added to these are  HDMI, USB SD and analog audio portage, plus a 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi.

The tablet seems almost ready, but won’t come any soon. Wait till end of Summer and you might get to see a roll out. Ask for reasons, but Toshiba doesn’t have any to tell you.

Our gut feel tells us the delay may be due to the company’s internal decision to wait for Nvidia’s next generation of Tegra processors.

It could also be due to the havoc caused by the recent quake and the Tsunami on component makers on the Japanese coast.

All said we may have to stay in anticipation till the upcoming Summer gets to close. Are you willing to wait?

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